Last night's Family Home Evening lesson was on Awareness. We have been having lots of lessons lately, on making sure they are safe, making sure they know about predators and the tricks they use on kids, and teaching the kids that they can ALWAYS talk to us about anything, and if an adult says to keep something secret from their parents, then it is especially important to tell us about it.
Anyway, last night's phase of this ongoing lesson was about being aware. We played a little "I Spy" game by asking the kids what they notice about the living room...what they smell....what they feel or hear...and what they see. Then we talked with them about different situations, and how they can be aware of what is happening around them, and above all, how this will keep them safe.
Then we made sure everyone knew our phone number and street address. I have felt bad for a long time, because my kids didn't know that information. It was about time they knew. So we sang the phone number to the tune of Jingle Bells, and then we showed them the house number on the front of our house, talked about street names, and by the end of the evening, they knew the information necessary to help them find us, if they are lost, or otherwise need to contact us.
We feel it was a great evening of important information for the kids, on how they can be aware.